What is 2:1 Aspect Ratio — Why David Fincher, Ari Aster, and More Directors are Switching to 18:9

This is Cinematic Aspect Ratios Explained — Aspect ratios in filmmaking and cinematography are not just technical jargon, there is real visual storytelling value in which aspect ratio you choose. But what is aspect ratio today? Despite TVs being designed to accommodate widescreen filmmaking, they typically default to a 16:9 aspect ratio, which often compromises the filmmaker’s original vision. Today, we’re going to look at the 2:1 or 18:9 aspect ratio, how it might just be the perfect happy medium and why filmmakers like David Fincher and Ari Aster are switching over.


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